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Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down 6 Clearance Cairn

Mardon Down 6 Clearance Cairn

Mardon Down 6 Clearance Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Stone Circle & Cairns
OS Map: SX 76733 87587
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 78 NE 27
HER record: 12768
Alternate name: Mardon Down 6
Short Name: CN:Mardon 6
Grinsell: MORETONHAMPSTEAD 1a
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Grinsell
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 3.7 x 0.4
Notes: A small circular mound of stones measuring 4.7 metres in diameter, which is rather small for a sepulchral cairn, and more likely to be associated with clearance, perhaps of a date later than the larger cairns. However, if so, then it is the only recorded example in the vicinity and unusual for that reason. N.B. Extending Butlers 1-5 PDW is numbering this 6.
Nearby sites: SX76738759

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